November 22nd, 2004

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Quiet weekend, pumpkin puree, link to acorn sqash recipe, and Hancock Fabrics holiday open house.

We had a very quiet weekend: a sweet Date Night at home on Friday night, a sleepy and snuggly Saturday (Laurel had a very good day with potty use), and a brief grocery run on Sunday.

Vogon tried on his tuxedo Friday night and is apparently serious about going out for New Year's, which hinges on my ability to find a babysitter. It's way more than I've ever done for New Year's and frankly, I'd be satisfied with a four-pack of caramel Frappucinos and some fancy frozen pizza.

He turned the pumpkin I didn't get around to carving for Halloween into enough fresh pumpkin puree for several pumpkin pies, which should be lovely. I've heard his pie crust is wonderful.

We have a recipe for acorn squash soup I'm thinking about trying, but then I saw solcita's post of mrdorbin's recipe for acorn squash with couscous and it made me drool.

If I make it out of the house this afternoon (hoping, but the living room needs my attention first) I plan to pick up bananas, cottage cheese to make broccoli-cheese quiche, and envelopes for cards. We may swing by Hancock Fabrics later today for their Holiday Open House: 99c Butterick patterns, $4/yard Northern Lights solid fleece and a 30% off write-your-own coupon for any one apparel or decorator fabric (read: the justification I need to buy some blue panne velvet with silver stars). Oh, the possiblities...
Rosehip hunting in Alderfer

Holiday Wishes Meme

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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What do you want for the holidays?